Norilsk Nickel announces preliminary results of work in Q3
Specialists press center of MMC «Norilsk Nickel»
published data of the preliminary analysis of the company’s activity III
quarter of this year. According to analyst reports, the levels of Nickel production
and copper at the facilities of the organization for the aforementioned period, compared to
the results of II quarter has increased, while the volumes of extraction of platinum and palladium, and
on the contrary, decreased.
In particular, from July to September at MMC was produced
77, 4 thousand tons of Nickel, 11% more than in the previous quarter. This
the dynamics of the plant explain the rapid slowdown of Russian
producing assets non-navigation after a pause caused by the spring floods,
and increased loading of the plant by sulphuric acid leaching of Nickel ores in
Copper at the facilities of Norilsk Nickel during the reporting period
produced 95.5 thousand tons (6% more than the results of II quarter).
Company representatives will include the reason for such changes by the factor
seasonality, and partially explain the fluctuation of production levels effect
low base in the previous quarters of the year.
The level of extraction of precious metals, as has been
the above, MMC has decreased. So platinum at the facilities of Norilsk Nickel
it was produced in the third quarter of 175 thousand Troy ounces (1 T. U. = 31,103 grams),
which is 6% below the level of the period April-June 2012. And the volume of production
palladium declined against the previous quarter by 4% (to the level 702
thousands of Troy ounces).